Professional installation for Xfinity is unavailable at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Both Vivint and Xfinity are home security providers offering a variety of home security options, including smart home and automation. Vivint is known in the industry for its innovative equipment and custom packages. Xfinity Home is a younger company but offers its customers bundled television, internet, home automation, and security into one package. Compare the features of these two providers to find the best solution for your home.
Differences: Vivint vs. Xfinity
Xfinity Home Security
Professional monitoring starts at
Minimum contract length
|42 to 60 months, or pay equipment in full||2 years|
|3 days||30 days|
Frequently Asked Questions about Vivint and Xfinity
Both Vivint and Xfinity provide professional installation for their customers. The base price of installation for Vivint is $49.99 and the base price for installation of Xfinity is $60, depending on the number of devices. However, with promotions and bundling of other services (with Xfinity/Comcast), customers can sometimes receive free installation.
Vivint requires customers to enter into either a 42- or 60-month contract if you choose to finance your security system. However, if you pay for your equipment up front, you will not have to enter into a contract with Vivint and you will only be responsible for paying for your monthly monitoring. Xfinity requires a contract of 24 months.
Vivint doesn’t offer any preset packages that you can purchase, but you can choose from the provider’s range of devices. Xfinity’s most basic package is $360 upfront, $15/mo. for 24 months if you choose to finance.
Neither Vivint nor Xfinity are the best choices for renters. These providers would be more suitable for homeowners as they are professionally installed systems, meaning that there may be some wiring and additional work involved in setting up these systems. If you’re looking for the best home security systems for renters, check out a list of our top picks and their features.